Six applicants are in the running to be the next executive director of the Henry County Senior Center.

Rick Bachman, president of the Henry County Senior Center Board of Directors, said 24 applications were received for the position.

“We were very thrilled,” Bachman said.

Those applications were narrowed down to six candidates, who are in the process of being interviewed.

“We’re looking for the best candidate to serve our patrons and the organization as a whole,” Bachman said. “We’re excited.”

The position is currently vacant as Sandy Blackwood resigned Feb. 28.

“Sandy Blackwood did a phenomenal job at the senior center for nine years,” Bachman said. “Whoever we end up finding will have big shoes to fill.”

Bachman said the goal is to make a decision on the new director by the board of directors’ meeting March 27. The board’s selection then goes to the Henry County commissioners for final approval.

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